'Time we get serious’: Az ranchers support Trump’s move to militarize border

NACO – “By God, it’s time we get serious. And if it takes the military, then do it.”

John Ladd did not mince words as he stood at the fence separating Arizona and Mexico, his face shaded by the brim of his straw cowboy hat. He is tired of being bothered, he said, by the “illegals and Border Patrol” agents traipsing across his property, which has been in his family for 122 years.

On Wednesday, the White House announced that President Donald Trump signed a proclamation to deploy National Guard troops from the four states along the southern border. Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey tweeted “Arizona welcomes the deployment of National Guard to the border.”

Ladd said he’s “100 percent behind” the president’s proposal, adding, “This illegal immigration deal has been an invasion.”


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